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List of Otto Preminger Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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Anatomy of a Murder
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16

This courtroom-drama film revolves around a Michigan lawyer, Paul Biegler, who takes the case of Army Lt. Manion who murders a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he had raped her. 

Starring:
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, George C. Scott, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
2. Laura (1944)
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Laura
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12

A police detective in Manhattan is investigating the murder of a woman in her fashionable apartment. As the detective becomes more and more involved with the case, he also finds himself in love with the dead woman.  

Starring:
Vincent Price, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Judith Anderson, Clifton Webb
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
3. Advise & Consent (1962)
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6
Advise & Consent
14
6

Robert Leffingwell is chosen as the President’s nominee for Secretary of State. However, prior to his approval, he needs to go through a Senate investigation that will determine if he is qualified. It is soon revealed that he used to have affiliations with a communist organization in the past.

Starring:
Charles Laughton, Betty White, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Walter Pidgeon
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
4. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
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6
Where the Sidewalk Ends
15
6

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a crime film which tells the story of Mark Dixon, a police detective, who is demoted for his aggressive and violent behavior. Despite this, he always wants to be on the good side of the law, unlike his criminal father. Problems arise when he begins to fall for a woman named Morgan, who is involved in a murder case that he is investigating.  

Starring:
Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Tom Tully, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
5. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
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6
The Man with the Golden Arm
TV-14
18
6

The Man with the Golden Arm is an American drama film which tells the story of Frankie Machine, a heroin addict, who is released from jail. He struggles to avoid slipping back into addiction, and meanwhile, he also tries to rebuild his life.

Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
6. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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7
Bunny Lake Is Missing
14
7

Bunny Lake Is Missing is a psychological thriller mystery film which tells the story of a woman named Ann Lake, who is settled in England with her daughter Bunny. After Bunny’s first day at school, she goes missing, and therefore Ann goes to the police to file a complaint, but soon her own sanity is questioned when it seems that there is no evidence of her daughter ever existing. When her brother appears and backs up the suspicions of the police, it seems that Ann may really be a mentally disturbed individual.

Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Anna Massey, Oliver Reed, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
7. In Harm's Way (1965)
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In Harm's Way
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7

Navy Captain Torrey manages to bring his ship through the Pearl Harbor bombing unscathed. However, the ship is later damaged in a subsequent battle due to his negligence, which leads to his demotion. Soon, he tries to mend his relationship with his estranged son, and begins to take a liking to a nurse named Maggie. However he is soon called back for duty. Torrey sees his as his second opportunity to prove himself.    

Directed By:
Otto Preminger
8. Angel Face (1953)
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Angel Face
15
5

Frank is making his living driving an ambulance, although his dream is to run his own sports car repair shop one day. While responding to an emergency call, he meets a beautiful heiress named Diane, and within some time, they become quite close. Soon, her family offers him a job as a chauffeur, which he accepts. When Diane’s parents are killed in a car accident one day, she becomes the prime suspect, being the sole heir to the fortune. Upon the advice of their defense attorney, Diane and Frank decide to get married, to avoid suspicion.

Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall, Leon Ames, Mona Freeman
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
9. Fallen Angel (1945)
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Fallen Angel
12
5
Starring:
John Carradine, Charles Bickford, Alice Faye, Linda Darnell, Dana Andrews
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
11. Bonjour tristesse (1958)
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Bonjour tristesse
12
5
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
12. Daisy Kenyon (1947)
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Daisy Kenyon
8
6
Starring:
Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Ruth Warrick, Martha Stewart
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
13. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
8
4
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jack Lord, Rod Steiger, Peter Graves, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
14. A Royal Scandal (1945)
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A Royal Scandal
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3

Known for her numerous affairs, Catherine the Great, discards her latest lover and begins an affair with young officer Alexei Chernoff, much to the displeasure of Chernoff’s fiancée. As one of her generals, Ronsky schemes to dethrone Catherine, her chancellor, Nicolai Ilyitch, must not only stop him but prevent any new scandals. 

Starring:
Eva Gabor, Anne Baxter, Vincent Price, Charles Coburn, Tallulah Bankhead, William Eythe
Directed By:
Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger
15. Exodus (1960)
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Exodus
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6

This historical drama film revolves around the creation of the State of Israel, created in 1948. This however results in war with its Arab neighbors.

Starring:
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
16. Carmen Jones (1954)
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Carmen Jones
10
5

Set during World War II, the film revolves around Carmen Jones, who works in a parachute factory. When she is arrested after having a fight with a co-worker, she seduces a young soldier, Joe, in order to avoid imprisonment. But, the problem arises when another man enters her life and she leaves Joe.

Starring:
Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
17. Whirlpool (1950)
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4
Whirlpool
9
4
Starring:
Gene Tierney, Charles Bickford, Barbara O'Neil, Richard Conte, José Ferrer
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
18. The Cardinal (1963)
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4
The Cardinal
TV-14
11
4
Starring:
Romy Schneider, Ossie Davis, John Huston, Dorothy Gish, Cecil Kellaway, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tryon
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
19. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
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6
The Moon Is Blue
TV-PG
8
6
Starring:
David Niven, William Holden, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Maggie McNamara
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
20. The Fan (1949)
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The Fan
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5

Lord Windermere appears to all as the perfect husband, including his young wife Margaret. However, their happy marriage is sabotaged, after Lord Windermere begins to spend his afternoons with an adventuress who is working her way through London’s high society. Things even get worse after Lord Windermere asks his wife to invite Margaret to her own birthday party.

Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
21. Kidnapped (1938)
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Kidnapped
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6

Based on the 1886 novel of the same name by RL Stevenson, this adventure drama film revolves around David Balfour, whose evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea. However, David’s life takes a turn after he gets unwillingly attached to Alan Breck, a rebel, who murders a tax collector.

Starring:
John Carradine, C. Aubrey Smith, Warner Baxter, Reginald Owen, Freddie Bartholomew
Directed By:
Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger
22. River of No Return (1954)
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River of No Return
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7

After completing his prison sentence, farmer Matt Calder returns his town in order to reunite with his young son. Meanwhile, a bar singer Kay is heading downriver with her boyfriend Harry, in order to explore a potential gold claim. When their raft sinks, Harry robs Matt of his gun and his horse, and he continues on his journey without Kay. Therefore, the three of them plan revenge.

Starring:
Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Robert Mitchum, Murvyn Vye, Tommy Rettig
Directed By:
Jean Negulesco, Otto Preminger
23. Forever Amber (1947)
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Forever Amber
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4

Forever Young is a historical adventure drama film which takes us to seventeenth-century England. The film revolves around a young country girl named Amber St Clair, who attempts to raise herself to nobility. Although she develops feelings for a soldier named Bruce, she decides to get married to the Earl of Radcliffe, after the latter takes a liking to her.

Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Vincent Price, John Russell, George Sanders, Richard Greene
Directed By:
John M. Stahl, Otto Preminger
24. Saint Joan (1957)
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Saint Joan
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4

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the movie tells the story of Joan of Arc. The French saint and heroine led the French army in many successful battles against the English until she was tragically betrayed and burnt at the stake for her connection to God.  

Starring:
Richard Todd, John Gielgud, Richard Widmark, Jean Seberg, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
25. Danger - Love at Work (1937)
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Danger - Love at Work
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3

Henry MacMorrow is a junior partner working at a law firm who is assigned a task of obtaining the signatures of several members of the Pemberton family so that a property owned by them can be sold. He makes his way to their home by train, and on route, he meets Junior Pemberton, and his sister Toni. Toni eventually starts  developing feelings for Henry.

Starring:
Ann Sothern, John Carradine, Edward Everett Horton, Jack Haley, Mary Boland
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
26. Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
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Nancy Steele Is Missing!
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3

After serving seventeen years in jail, a crook meets the girl whom he had kidnapped as baby. She now believes that he is her father. However, he decides to return her back to her real father, but things get complicated when his former cellmate tries to get in the way.

Starring:
Peter Lorre, Victor McLaglen, John Carradine, Walter Connolly, June Lang, Robert Kent
Directed By:
George Marshall, Otto Preminger
27. Under Your Spell (1936)
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Under Your Spell
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3
Starring:
Gregory Gaye, Lawrence Tibbett, Wendy Barrie, Gregory Ratoff, Arthur Treacher
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
28. The 13th Letter (1951)
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The 13th Letter
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3

The 13th Letter is a mystery film which tells the story of Dr Pearson, who comes to a quiet town in Quebec to set up his medical practice. He lodges in the house of another doctor named Paul. Things get complicated when someone begins to write letters accusing Dr Pearson and Cora, Paul’s wife of having an affair.

Starring:
Charles Boyer, Françoise Rosay, Linda Darnell, Michael Rennie, Constance Smith
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
29. Centennial Summer (1946)
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Centennial Summer
6
3

The musical revolves around The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876. Julia and Edith’s Aunt, Zenia, visits them with nephew Philippe Lascalles, who’s in charge of the French Pavilion at the exposition. Both sisters fall in love with him and try in their own way to win him over. While Philippe is drawn to Julia, Edith accepts marriage-proposal of longtime suitor Dr. Phelps. 

Starring:
Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, William Eythe
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
30. The Human Factor (1979)
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4
The Human Factor
R
6
4

The adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel ‘The Human Factor’, follows mid-level MI6 bureaucrat Maurice Castle, who unwittingly becomes a mole leaking information to the Soviets, while trying to get his African wife out of apartheid South Africa. Castle will be tested with the MI6 out to find and kill the mole. 

Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Joop Doderer
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
31. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
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4
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
PG
6
4

This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of three wildly neurotic characters. The first one is a facially disfigured girl; the second one is a homosexual paraplegic, and the last one is an introverted epileptic. After being discharged from the hospital, they decide to move in together in a cottage, to support one another.

Starring:
Liza Minnelli, James Coco, Robert Moore, Kay Thompson, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
32. Such Good Friends (1971)
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Such Good Friends
R
5
4

New York housewife, Julie Messinger, is happy with her successful art-director husband Richard. When he goes into coma following a routine surgery, she is shocked to discover that Richard was having numerous extra-marital affairs, some with her close friends. Upset and indignant, she gets drunk and has affairs on the rebound. But when Richard’s complications worsen, she wants him to live on. 

Starring:
Doris Roberts, Laurence Luckinbill, Nina Foch, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
33. The Great Love (1931)
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The Great Love
5
3

Ten years after the First World War has ended, an Austrian soldier leaves Russia and returns to his village, where he meets a woman named Frieda, a widowed shopkeeper, who is convinced that he is her long-lost son, who had disappeared in a prison camp years ago. Although the soldier knows that he is not her son, he decides to play along as he is unemployed and virtually penniless. He soon gets acquainted with a girl named Anny, who is trying to run away to avoid an arranged marriage.

Starring:
Betty Bird, Hansi Niese, Attila Hörbiger, Ferdinand Mayerhofer, Hugo Thimig
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
34. Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)
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3
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
5
3
Starring:
William Holden, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Johanna Matz
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
35. Hurry Sundown (1967)
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Hurry Sundown
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4

In rural Georgia, bigoted, greedy Henry Warren and his wife Julie Ann plan to sell their land but to do so they need to sell two adjoining lands. When the landowners, Reeve and Rad form an alliance against Henry, a desperate Henry resolves to heinous tactics including involving the KKK to get what he wants. 

Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Robert Reed, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Diahann Carroll, John Phillip Law
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
36. That Lady in Ermine (1948)
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That Lady in Ermine
5
4

That Lady in Ermine is a romantic comedy fantasy film which shows us the life of Countess Angelina, ruler of Bergamo in southeastern Europe. She gets married to Mario, a baron she has known since her childhood days. However, things get complicated when their castle is threatened on the very night of their wedding, after which Mario decides to flee. To aid Angelina against the attackers, Francesca, one of her ancestors, who looks exactly like Angelina, comes to life from a painting.

Starring:
Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel, Reginald Gardiner
Directed By:
Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger
37. Margin for Error (1943)
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3
Margin for Error
5
3

Margin for Error is a war drama comedy film which tells the story of a Jewish patrolman, who is quite upset to learn that he has been assigned the task of guarding a Nazi diplomat.

Starring:
Milton Berle, Joan Bennett, Carl Esmond, Howard Freeman
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
38. In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
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4
In the Meantime, Darling
4
4

Maggie and Daniel are newly married, and they move to a base for soldiers and their wives. While Daniel is preparing for serving in the Second World War, Maggie has problems adjusting to her new life, since she comes from an affluent family. This attitude causes tension with some of the other soldier’s wives, but one of them decides to help her adjust.

Starring:
Blake Edwards, Jeanne Crain, Eugene Pallette, Mary Nash, Frank Latimore
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
39. Rosebud (1975)
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Rosebud
PG
4
5

Reporter, Larry Martin, working undercover for the CIA is tasked with the rescue of five kidnapped wealthy girls from the yacht Rosebud. The girls have been kidnapped by the anti-Israel Palestinian Liberation Army. Meanwhile, Sloat, the extremist head of Black September is also heading the same way but with different intent. 

Starring:
David Cassidy, Peter O'Toole, Kim Cattrall, Isabelle Huppert, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
40. Skidoo (1968)
4
4
Skidoo
R
4
4
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Jackie Gleason, Frankie Avalon, Slim Pickens, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Otto Preminger

TV Shows

The Billy Rose Show
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1
The Billy Rose Show
9
1
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Frank Albertson, Judith Anderson, Billy Rose
Suspense
7
2
Suspense
7
2
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda, Anne Bancroft, Bela Lugosi, Leslie Nielsen, Grace Kelly
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Robert Mulligan, John Peyser
Producers' Showcase
7
2
Producers' Showcase
7
2
Starring:
Buster Keaton, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Sorrell Booke, Hal Linden, Jack Klugman
Directed By:
Batman
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10
Batman
TV-G
29
10
Starring:
Art Carney, Werner Klemperer, James Brolin, Jerry Mathers, Carolyn Jones, Adam West, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
Oscar Rudolph, James B. Clark, George Waggner, Sam Strangis, Robert Butler
Cinéma cinémas
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3
Cinéma cinémas
6
3
Starring:
Alain Delon, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Michel Boujut
Directed By:

Movies (Actor)

1. Stalag 17 (1953)
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Stalag 17
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11

During WWII, two American airmen trying to escape German POW camp at Stalag 17, are caught and killed. The remaining prisoners think they have a traitor amidst them and they suspect Sergeant Sefton to be an informer as he often traded with the guards for small privileges. When Sefton receives rough treatment from fellow prisoners, he decides to find the real culprit.

Role:
Oberst von Scherbach
Starring:
William Holden, Peter Graves, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
Directed By:
2. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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5
Bunny Lake Is Missing
13
5

Bunny Lake Is Missing is a psychological thriller mystery film which tells the story of a woman named Ann Lake, who is settled in England with her daughter Bunny. After Bunny’s first day at school, she goes missing, and therefore Ann goes to the police to file a complaint, but soon her own sanity is questioned when it seems that there is no evidence of her daughter ever existing. When her brother appears and backs up the suspicions of the police, it seems that Ann may really be a mentally disturbed individual.

Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Anna Massey, Oliver Reed, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
3. The Pied Piper (1942)
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3
The Pied Piper
7
3

The Pied Piper is a drama film which tells the story of John Sidney, an English man holidaying in France, in 1940. But his life turns upside down after he learns that the Germans have invaded. Although he dislikes little kids, he agrees to help a couple get their two children safely back to England. However, this seems harder than he expected.

Role:
Maj. Diessen
Starring:
Anne Baxter, J. Carrol Naish, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
Irving Pichel
4. Exodus (1960)
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6
Exodus
11
6

This historical drama film revolves around the creation of the State of Israel, created in 1948. This however results in war with its Arab neighbors.

Starring:
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
5. They Got Me Covered (1943)
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3
They Got Me Covered
6
3

Fired by his editor due to his incompetence, an idiotic reporter seeks to redeem himself after he accidentally uncovers a network of Nazi spies in Washington. 

Role:
Fauscheim
Starring:
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Eduardo Ciannelli
Directed By:
David Butler
6. Our Corpses Still Live (1981)
5
3
Our Corpses Still Live
5
3
Starring:
Lotti Huber, Inka Köhler, Luzi Kryn, Maria Christiana Leven
Directed By:
Rosa von Praunheim
7. Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)
5
3
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
5
3
Starring:
William Holden, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Johanna Matz
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
8. Margin for Error (1943)
5
4
Margin for Error
5
4

Margin for Error is a war drama comedy film which tells the story of a Jewish patrolman, who is quite upset to learn that he has been assigned the task of guarding a Nazi diplomat.

Role:
Karl Baumer
Starring:
Milton Berle, Joan Bennett, Carl Esmond, Howard Freeman
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
9. Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)
5
4
Where Do We Go from Here?
5
4

Bill Morgan wants to join the military during World War II to impress the beautiful Lucilla Powell. However, he is rated as unfit for the army.  He soon finds a magic lamp, from which a genie emerges. The genie grants him his wish of serving in the Army, but gets the era wrong. Bill therefore finds himself at a different time in history.

Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Fred MacMurray, Rory Calhoun, Gene Sheldon, Joan Leslie
Directed By:
Gregory Ratoff, George Seaton
10. Skidoo (1968)
4
4
Skidoo
R
4
4
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Jackie Gleason, Frankie Avalon, Slim Pickens, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Otto Preminger

Narrator/Dubbing

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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5
Bunny Lake Is Missing
14
5

Bunny Lake Is Missing is a psychological thriller mystery film which tells the story of a woman named Ann Lake, who is settled in England with her daughter Bunny. After Bunny’s first day at school, she goes missing, and therefore Ann goes to the police to file a complaint, but soon her own sanity is questioned when it seems that there is no evidence of her daughter ever existing. When her brother appears and backs up the suspicions of the police, it seems that Ann may really be a mentally disturbed individual.

Role:
On-screen Trailer Host and Narrator (uncredited)
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Anna Massey, Oliver Reed, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
Exodus (1960)
12
6
Exodus
12
6

This historical drama film revolves around the creation of the State of Israel, created in 1948. This however results in war with its Arab neighbors.

Role:
Voice of opponent on the ship (uncredited)
Starring:
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Lee J. Cobb, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Otto Preminger
Skidoo (1968)
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4
Skidoo
R
4
4
Role:
We would like to introduce our cast and crew (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Jackie Gleason, Frankie Avalon, Slim Pickens, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Otto Preminger

Animation Movies

The Hobbit (1977)
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5
The Hobbit
10
5
Role:
The Elvenking (voice)
Starring:
John Huston, Thurl Ravenscroft, Paul Frees, Hans Conried
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Special Appearance/Cameo

Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)
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6
Where Do We Go from Here?
9
6

Bill Morgan wants to join the military during World War II to impress the beautiful Lucilla Powell. However, he is rated as unfit for the army.  He soon finds a magic lamp, from which a genie emerges. The genie grants him his wish of serving in the Army, but gets the era wrong. Bill therefore finds himself at a different time in history.

Role:
General Rahl (uncredited)
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Fred MacMurray, Rory Calhoun, Gene Sheldon, Joan Leslie
Directed By:
Gregory Ratoff, George Seaton